We asked some of the most creative folks we know to open up to us about why they chose a creative career path. Check out their responses below.

Flatbread Films | Collaborative Film Production Company

Everyone involved in Flatbread Films is a visionary in every sense of the word. From writing a story, bringing it to life, and seeing it all the way through to a finished product, we are dedicated to the creative process. Among our ragtag group of content creators are directors, writers, cinematographers, editors, actors, and more, who have strived to create something ever since they could remember. We didn’t pursue this career in hopes that we could retire early; there is never a time when we aren’t doing what we love. From filmmaking to commercials to weddings, we aspire to breathe life into the screen so that it speaks to you in our own words. Read more>>

Addi Shaw | Tiktok star, Influencer & Model

I chose to pursue an artist and creative career because I realized I could make a positive impact on people by doing the things I love; fashion, beauty, dance, and lifestyle! Not only is it financially rewarding but also getting hundreds of messages a day about how the things I share on my social media platforms inspire and brighten up peoples day makes my heart so happy. Read more>>

Lauren Keuning | Social Media Marketer & Owner of Midway Studios

When I was younger, I never thought I’d be in a “creative career”. The starving-artist stigma was stuck in my head, and with parents who had great success in the safer avenues of business, such as insurance and real estate, a creative career path didn’t seem realistic for the lifestyle I wanted. It wasn’t until college that I realized a creative business pursuit didn’t have to mean being a broke, starving artist. Read more>>